Information About Amazing Grace
"Amazing Grace" is a renowned Christian hymn that was written by poet and clergyman John Newton and appeared for the first time in print in Newton's Olney Hymns in 1779.
John Newton was born in 1725 in Wapping, London and brought his own experience of seeking grace and redemption to the words he wrote for "Amazing Grace".
As was the case with many hymns of this period, the words of this song were sung to suit numerous melodies but in 1835 it was linked to a melody called "New Britain" and it is this tune we are familiar with today.
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